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Endangered Species Club Fundraiser

Here’s an update from a new student initiated club at our school:

The Endangered Species Club is working on a big fundraiser project to save animals. All the money raised will go towards Earth Rangers and will help save/protect these following animals: the Beluga Whale, the Western Bumblebee, the Barn Swallow and the Blandings Turtle

To raise this money, we will be doing a raffle like the dance-a-thon. Basically, we will be raffling some used items (that have been reused), and some brand new prizes. Prizes include books, art supplies, games, stuffed animals, jewelry, and much, much more! Every 50 cents that you donate gets you a raffle ticket, and you can choose your ticket to go towards winning the prize of your choice. Our goal is to raise $200 from May 4th until May 22 and we can’t make this possible without you Lorna Jackson!!

The Endangered Species Club

Parent and guardian school climate survey

Please see the following information from our board:

School Climate Survey for Parents/Guardians

Between May 20 and June 2, we will be inviting parents/guardians to participate in a school climate survey. The surveys provide the Board and our school with valuable information about how you feel about the school environment and your child’s education. The results will be used to identify areas that need to be addressed, monitor progress and plan strategies to support student achievement and well-being. We value parent input and encourage you to complete the survey. The information parents provide will be anonymous, considered confidential and kept in strict accordance with all relevant legislation. Information about how to access the survey will be sent home with students later in May. Please contact the school if you have any questions.

If you would prefer a paper copy of the survey please let our main office know by April 24, 2014.

Sea of Pink

A Sea of Pink

seaofpinkLorna Jackson Public School went PINK with excitement. On April 9th, the school community dressed in pink to show solidarity in their anti-bullying campaign. An assembly for students from kindergarten to grade 8, was led by the Positive Climates for Learning committee, discussing the importance of daily anti-bullying actions, such as being respectful, kind, and inclusive. The entire community then danced together to the song “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, creating a sea of pink. Students and staff at Lorna Jackson will continue to come together as a community to stand up to bullying.

Our monthly touchstone focus

It is hard to believe have started the final 3 months of the school year. It seems like just yesterday when we launched the new school year and our school touchstone. In April, we are focusing on how we can “think before we act”. This sentiment is important in all of our work together be it in the classroom, in our hallways, our outside during our recesses. School is about us learning in the academic subjects, but it is also about us learning how to work together. Please take time this month to talk to your child about this aspect of our school touchstone and also to celebrate the moments when your child(ren) demonstrates thinking before acting.